White & Case has advised EP Equity Investment III on a lock-up agreement relating to Casino Group's financial restructuring, alongside Fimalac and Attestor, with the Casino Group and some of its main creditors.
Clifford Chance Badea has advised private investment fund JC Flowers & Co on its sale of Romania's First Bank to Intesa Sanpaolo. RTPR advised the Intesa Sanpaolo Bank.
DLA Piper has advised Romanian grain and oilseed trader East Grain on the sale of a majority stake in the company and its Hungarian subsidiary to the Czech Republic's Agrofert group. Schoenherr advised the buyer.
JSK has advised Genesis Private Equity Fund IV on its acquisition of the AV Media Group. CK Legal reportedly advised the buyer as well. Tarpan Legal reportedly advised AV Media.
Havel & Partners has advised Turk Electronik Para on its acquisition of Twisto Payments from Australia's Zip. Schoenherr reportedly advised Zip.
Clifford Chance has advised a club of banks led by Ceska Sporitelna, Ceskoslovenska Obchodni Banka, and UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia and including Komercni Banka, Raiffeisenbank, and Raiffeisen Bank International AG on financing Carlyle's acquisition of Czech optical specialist Meopta.
The latest amendment to the Labour Code implemented, among other things, the EU Directives on Work-life Balance and on Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions into Czech law. The amendment was enacted by the President of the Czech Republic on 17 September 2023 and entered into force shortly thereafter, on 1 October 2023. The deadline for transposing these directives had already passed, so it is a case of better late than never.
BPV Braun Partners and Komarevski Dimitrov & Partners have advised Witte Automotive on its acquisition of a majority stake in Ruse-based Forez BG from FH Holding. PwC Legal advised FH Holding on the deal.